Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida

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Howey-in-the-Hills is a town in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 956 at the 2000 census. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 1,248.[1] It is part of the OrlandoKissimmee Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Howey-in-the-Hills was founded by William John Howey. On May 8, 1925 Howey-in-the-Hills was incorporated as the Town of Howey. In 1927 the name was officially changed to Howey-in-the-Hills, this was done to reflect the location of the town in an area of rolling hills.

The first citrus juice plant in Florida was built in Howey-in-the-Hills by William John Howey in 1921.


Howey-in-the-Hills is located at 28°42′58″N 81°46′28″W / 28.71611°N 81.77444°W / 28.71611; -81.77444 (28.716221, -81.774540)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.86%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 956 people, 385 households, and 291 families residing in the town. The population density was 540.6 people per square mile (208.5/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 254.5/sq mi (98.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.97% White, 0.52% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.80.

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